Memoirs of a Rebel Journalist

The Autobiography of Wilfred Burchett

Author: Wilfred G. Burchett,George Burchett,Nicholas L. Shimmin

Publisher: University of New South Wales

ISBN: 9780868408422

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 785

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Wilfred Burchett is widely recognised as one of the most important war correspondents in Australian history, often choosing to report from the 'other side'. Many labelled him as a traitor because of his unorthodox views and activities. This compelling autobiography resonates with issues facing journalists today.

Memoirs of a Rebel Journalist

The Autobiography of Wilfred Burchett

Author: Wilfred G. Burchett,George Burchett,Nick Shimmin

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868408699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 785

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For most of his working life, controversial Australian journalist Wilfred Burchett chose to report from the ?other side”. His unorthodox views and activities caused him to be labeled a traitor by many. Criticized ferociously by anti-communist groups and intelligence organizations in Australia and the US, the Australian Government denied him a passport for 17 years, forcing him to live in exile. At a time when much international reporting is dominated by ?spin' and propaganda, this compelling autobiography resonates with the issues facing journalism today.

Anti-Americanism: Comparative perspectives

Author: Brendon O'Connor,Martin Griffiths

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781846450266

Category: Anti-Americanism

Page: 361

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Essays in the fourth volume examine key themes and flashpoints: the 'Bush Doctrine', the Iraq War, the rise of Islamic Fundamentalism, US relations with the UN, and many others.

Every Assistance & Protection

A History of the Australian Passport

Author: Jane Doulman,David Lee

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862876873

Category: Identification

Page: 256

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First published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Egon Erwin Kischs Reportagebuch "Landung in Australien"

eine historisch-literarische Studie

Author: Daniela Ihl

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631601648

Category: History

Page: 262

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Politik und Literatur bilden die zentralen Aspekte im Leben und Werk des Reporters und Schriftstellers Egon Erwin Kisch. In keinem anderen seiner Werke lassen sich die Verbindung dieser beiden Aspekte, seine Doppelrolle als politischer Aktivist und als Literat sowie die Wechselwirkung von politischen und literarischen Strategien so deutlich nachweisen wie in seinem Reportagebuch" Landung in Australien," das 1937 als Ergebnis seiner Australienreise im Exil erschien. Der Fall Kisch wird als medienhistorisches Ereignis rekonstruiert: als ein Stuck politischer Historiographie des Funften Kontinents aus der Sicht des Emissar des Weltkomitees gegen Krieg und Faschismus und als Schreibexperiment des -rasenden Reporters- unter den Bedingungen des Exils und der Fremde in den 1930er Jahren."

Labour Traditions

Proceedings of the Tenth National Labour History Conference

Author: Phillip Deery,Verity Archer,Nikola Balnave,Anne Beggs Sunter,Paul Williams,Peta Belic,Robert Bollard,Verity Burgmann,Rowan Cahill,Frank Cain,Robert Corcoran,Drew Cottle,Angela Keys,Jacqueline Dickenson,Tony Duras,Tim Dymond,Nick Dyrenfurth,Peter Franks,Ian Harriss,Bill Robbins,Stephen Holt,Terry Irving,Tommy Khoshaba,Michael Lyons,Laurence W Maher,Max Ogden,Bobbie Oliver,Mikael Ottosson,Calle Johan Rosengren,Geoff Robinson,Joanne Scott,Kathryn Steel,Jonathan Strauss,Fay Woodhouse

Publisher: Melbourne Branch, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History

ISBN: 0980388317

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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The 10th National Labour History Conference, held at the University of Melbourne on 4-6 July 2007 centred around the broad theme of Labour Traditions, the conference offered papers, talks and forum discussions on a range of topics involving presentations from leading scholars, reflective activists and those who are still making our collective history, as they speak. John Faulkner, Robert Ray, John Cain and Wally Curran spoke at a forum on how the labour movement has conducted its internal debates over issues large and small. Terry Irving organised a session on Popular Movements for Democracy in Early Australia. Verity Burgmann assembled some very engaging speakers to commemorate the centenary of the founding of the IWW in Australia. Phillip Deery organised an impressive array of people to talk and argue about the Cold War. The blend of scholarly research and direct engagement in the field is reflected in the presentations on workplace health and safety by Yossi Berger, Ray Markey, Greg Patmore and Bill Shorten. In addition to sessions on these special topics, there were numerous informative and engaging presentations on individual subjects, ranging from Bobbie Oliver on apprenticeship systems to Paddy Garrity on trade unions and the arts. Here you will find the papers and abstracts from this conference. Julie Kimber, Peter Love and Phillip Deery (eds), Labour Traditions: Proceedings of the tenth national labour history conference, held at the University of Melbourne, ICT Building, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 4–6 July 2007, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History –– Melbourne, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-9803883-1-2. pp. iii-224.


The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam

Author: James Hershberg

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804783888

Category: History

Page: 936

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Marigold presents the first rigorously documented, in-depth story of one of the Vietnam War's last great mysteries: the secret peace initiative, codenamed "Marigold," that sought to end the war in 1966. The initiative failed, the war dragged on for another seven years, and this episode sank into history as an unresolved controversy. Antiwar critics claimed President Johnson had bungled (or, worse, deliberately sabotaged) a breakthrough by bombing Hanoi on the eve of a planned secret U.S.-North Vietnamese encounter in Poland. Yet, LBJ and top aides angrily insisted that Poland never had authority to arrange direct talks and Hanoi was not ready to negotiate. This book uses new evidence from long hidden communist sources to show that, in fact, Poland was authorized by Hanoi to open direct contacts and that Hanoi had committed to entering talks with Washington. It reveals LBJ's personal role in bombing Hanoi as he utterly disregarded the pleas of both the Polish and his own senior advisors. The historical implications of missing this opportunity are immense: Marigold might have ended the war years earlier, saving thousands of lives, and dramatically changed U.S. political history.

Making Trouble

Essays Against the New Australian Complacency

Author: Robert Manne

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1921870222

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 431

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Robert Manne has twice been voted Australia's leading public intellectual. This book will show you why. Making Trouble takes aim at the new Australian complacency. This is a book that will enlighten and challenge, as it traces the ideas and events that have recently changed the nation. It covers much ground - from Howard to Gillard by way of Rudd, from Victoria's bushfires to the Apology, from Wilfred Burchett to Julian Assange. Making Trouble also includes an exchange of letters with Tony Abbott, critical appraisals of the 'insider' Paul Kelly and the 'outsider' Mark Latham, an insightful discussion of the political and moral issues surrounding climate change, appreciations of W.E.H. Stanner and Primo Levi, a reflection on ways of remembering the Holocaust, and incisive and original essays about the question of reconciliation and the treatment of asylum seekers. As this eloquent and important book shows, no one in Australia makes a better argument than Robert Manne.

The Media Guide

Author: Steve Peak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781857021561

Category: Education

Page: 254

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Communication and New Media

From Broadcast to Narrowcast

Author: Martin Hirst,John Harrison

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 420

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A new approachUsing a political economy approach, the authors argue the era of mass communication--of broadcast communication to mass audiences--is over. In the digital age, audiences have been atomised down to a single individual with a mobile phone--the message is narrowcast to the audience, which is composed of singular citizen-consumers.Comprehensive introduction to media and communications Traces the historical development from mass communication to new technologies Examines the economic organisation of media old and new Presents theoretical frameworks about the media Explores how 'new' media extends and eclipses 'old' media Focuses not only on industries and technologies but also on their social and political impacts Introduces the unique concept of the surveillance economy Delivers a strong focus on ethics, regulation and governanceAccessible and relevant, with real-world examples Packed with features to help students learn, including examples, case studies, chapter objectives, key words and concepts Focused and sequential in themes An engaging and direct style of writing Real-life examples from new media practitioners about their transition to new technologies Examples and case studies based on real knowledge of how the communication industries work


Das verlorene Wissen um Gemeinschaft und Menschlichkeit

Author: Sebastian Junger

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641203619

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Unser Trauma: eine Gesellschaft ohne Gemeinschaft. »Entbehrungen machen dem Menschen nichts aus, er ist sogar auf sie angewiesen; worunter er jedoch leidet, ist das Gefühl, nicht gebraucht zu werden. Die moderne Gesellschaft hat die Kunst perfektioniert, Menschen das Gefühl der Nutzlosigkeit zu geben. Es ist an der Zeit, dem ein Ende zu setzen.« Sebastian Junger Warum beschließen Soldaten nach ihrer Rückkehr aus dem Krieg und in die Heimat, sich zu neuen Einsätzen zu melden? Warum sind Belastungsstörungen und Depressionen in unserer modernen Gesellschaft so virulent? Warum erinnern sich Menschen oft sehnsüchtiger an Katastrophenerfahrungen als an Hochzeiten oder Karibikurlaube? Mit Tribe hat Sebastian Junger eines der meistdiskutierten Werke des Jahres vorgelegt. Er erklärt, was wir von Stammeskulturen über Loyalität, Gemeinschaftsgefühl und die ewige Suche des Menschen nach Sinn lernen können.


Author: Ignazio Silone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783462020922


Page: 290

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